Re: Reply to Sarah's condensed message
|Date:||Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 12:04|
On Monday 13 January 2003 7:37 am, Nik Taylor wrote:
> Sally Caves wrote:
> > Heh heh heh... that's been one of my goals, too, for Teonaht! Actually,
> > 501 nouns would be better, because they are more irregular.
> A single fully inflected verb in Uatakassi would take up several
> *pages* :-) The last time I calculated it out, I think I came up with
> 5,000-some possible inflections.
Muëuä is quite efficient, and only has about 96 verb forms, due to it's clever
use of stress-rhythm as a grammatical device. However, it used to not have
stress rhythm, and used inflections for it...
That makes...384 verb forms in Old Muëuä...(It was called Mëiä then,